W36 stripe on non-W36 fender

Old March 4th, 2019, 06:25 PM
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W36 stripe on non-W36 fender

My 68 442 came with W36 vinyl decal stripes but it appears I have a non-W36 vehicle. I want to have the stripes properly painted on the fenders in the correct location which would involve relocating the emblems. First, are the emblems typically just adhered with two-sided tape or are there holes in the fenders for anchors? Guessing they are held on with anchors and it would require body/paint work to make the change. Second, if there are holes in the fenders are there any common sense remedies to make it a more authentic W36 look without the expense of the body work?
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Old March 4th, 2019, 08:55 PM
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Maybe this thread can answer some of your questions,.

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...kissimmee.html
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Old March 5th, 2019, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by teamwieland View Post
Guessing they are held on with anchors and it would require body/paint work to make the change. Second, if there are holes in the fenders are there any common sense remedies to make it a more authentic W36 look without the expense of the body work?
You guess correctly. The emblems have studs that pass through holes in the fenders and are retained with nuts on the backside. The fenders need to come off, the holes need to be welded and redrilled, and the fenders need to be repainted. Leave the stripes off. When these cars were new, nearly none of them had the stripes. Now you can't find a 68 that DOESN'T have them, and every one of them has them wrong. This all started when Phoenix Graphics started offering the decals - and had a photo of a 68 with the wrong stripe location on their catalog. Lose the stripes, put the Y70 pinstripe back on the car, and dare to be different. Personally, I don't even like the W-36 stripes. They don't complement the lines of the car at all. I'm forced to retain them on my 68 W-30, but I'd rather not have them.
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Thanks guys. That was extremely helpful info even if it confirmed my fears. Paint and body are in great shape so no plans to spend money there. Will see if I can find info on a Y70 stripe.
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Originally Posted by teamwieland View Post
Thanks guys. That was extremely helpful info even if it confirmed my fears. Paint and body are in great shape so no plans to spend money there. Will see if I can find info on a Y70 stripe.
Hes info on the Y70 stripe:

https://classicoldsmobile.com/forums...grXN_lt7iU_lfA

But I personally like the W36 stripe and I applaud your effort to get it in the correct location


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Old March 7th, 2019, 06:06 AM
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Joe is right. Most are applied incorrectly and as you have noted, much of that is due to the 442 emblems being installed in the wrong area. It is a bit awkward looking to have a contrasting stripe perpendicular to the flowing curves of the '68 Cutlass. That said, the stripe cannot be overlooked and instantly relays the message of what it is (or wants to be).
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